Metal on metal hip replacements have become one of the most widely used types of hip replacements for those who want to increase their ability, alleviate chronic pain and get their lives back to normal.
These types of hip replacement systems were created to decrease the risk of device failure and dislocation, and for less wear and tear when compared to other types of hip replacements.
Unfortunately, over time more and more people began to experience negative side effects linked to metal on metal hip replacements. In some cases, victims needed additional surgeries to replace the metal on metal implants while others suffered fatal illnesses.
If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to a metal on metal hip implant, contact our metal on metal hip lawyers. If you didn't cause your injury, you shouldn't have to pay - that's what the personal injury attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings truly believe.
Side-Effects of Metal on Metal Hip Implants
In 2008, voluntary recalls were announced as some patients had began experiencing serious side effects. Two years later, the first lawsuit against metal on metal hip replacement manufacturer Johnson & Johnson was filed. The lawsuit alleged that the DePuy ASR hip replacement system was defective. Months later, the company would recall these hip replacement systems.
Some side effects associated with these types of hip implants include:
- Difficulty walking
- Bone fractures
- Renal impairment
- Hypersensitivity reactions, such as hives or a skin rash
Metal toxicity, or metallosis, was also a common and life-threatening side effect. Metallosis occurs when there is a buildup of metallic debris in the soft tissue of the body. Metal debris from the implant can cause grey discoloration of the tissue surrounding the implant, which can indicate that the tissue is oxygen starved and dying.
Metallosis can lead to severe joint pain, implant failure and deterioration of the bone around the implant.
Types of Metal on Metal Hip Implants
- Depuy ASR acetabular system
- Depuy ASR Jip resurfacing system
- Depuy Pinnacle
- Stryker Trident PSL
- Stryker Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Cup
- Stryker ABG II modular-neck hip implant products
- Wright Profemur
- Wright Conserve Femoral hip surface system
- Wright Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System
- Wright Conserve total A-class advanced metal
- Wright Conserve total hip system
- Zimmer Durhom Cup
- Smith and Nephew
Contact our Defective Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawyers
If you or a loved one has experienced serious or debilitating side effects caused by a defective hip implant, you are not alone. Many manufacturers have recalled their metal on metal hip implants and these companies need to be held accountable for their careless actions.
The product liability injury lawyers at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings know how difficult life can be for anyone who has suffered as a result of one of these defective devices.
Our law firm is proud to fight for the rights of Texans and Oklahoman's against companies who have manufactured these defective hip implants. We will use our resources and knowledge to build a strong case in your favor and that will help you obtain the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve.